Update 7/4/14 - While I didn't win, I won honorable mention for this layout. I'll take it! The winners were gorgeous and impressive. Not too shabby for my first set of challenges.
In the last two challenges I tried to incorporate as many mood board aspects as possible. Similarly, I had initial plans to incorporate bikes, flowers, and stripes into this one. Instead, I focussed on two features. First, and most evidently, the colors white, black and yellow. Yellow used to be one of my least favorite colors, but it's grown on me in recent years. So much so that I painted my craft room a light shade of it. My second inspiration from the mood board was the theme and word love, as this is one of my favorite photos of my sweetie. I wasn't feeling this layout until it all came together and now it might be my favorite to date.